19 January 2012
As the 2015 deadline year for realisation of the eight global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws nearer, the House of Representatives Committee on the MDGs, the United Nation Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organised a two-day retreat recently in
for members of the House Committee. Abimbola Akosile, who was at the event, captures the lessons and useful outcomes Abuja
The main objective of the House of Representatives Committee on MDGs retreat in
was to expose members to the principles and national frameworks on the MDGs as well as the mandate of the Committee in their achievement. Abuja
The retreat was formally declared open by the Chair of the Committee, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa, and had goodwill message from the United Nations System.
There were three technical sessions: Understanding the MDGs, the MDGs and Macroeconomic Issues, and Parliaments and the MDGs. There were presentations on institutional and policy frameworks from the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs and the roles of the Parliaments in advancing the MDGs by the UN Millennium Campaign.